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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Knickers - Women's

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    Crush it in confidence.

    The Outdoor Research Women's Ferrosi Knickers won't hold you back when you're placing toeholds on razor-thin ledges. 90D stretch-woven fabric is wind, water, and abrasion-resistant while promoting free-flowing stretch required for difficult routes. Its low-profile waist easily slides under your climbing harness without excess bulk inhibiting movement. The zippered fly features a hook-and-eye closure with an overlapping tab for a fine-tuned fit. Articulated knees enhance range of motion when you're sport climbing and bouldering. Plus, there's a zippered thigh pocket for safely securing important items.

    • 90D stretch-woven ripstop (86% nylon, 14% spandex)
    • Zippered fly with hook-and-eye closure + overlapping tab
    • Harness-compatible waist with side stretch panels
    • Articulated knees
    • Front hand pockets
    • Zippered thigh pocket
    • Item #ODR00EF

    Tech Specs

    Material
    86% nylon, 14% spandex
    Fit
    trim
    Inseam
    16.5 in
    Pockets
    2 hand, 1 zippered thigh
    Waist
    low-profile, harness-friendly waistband, hook-and-eye closure, with overlapping tab
    Fly
    zipper
    Claimed Weight
    7 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    My Favorite Summer Climbing Pants

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 2 and 4
    • Height: 5'2"
    • Weight: 124lbs

    These pants have worked fantastically for my climbing trips. The fabric is lightweight enough to be comfortable in summer but rugged enough to stand up to scraping through narrow chimneys. The elastic waistband is magical. Despite the fact that I can slip off the knickers without even unzipping them, I've never had problems with them slipping off my waist or resulting in a plumbers crack. Nicely done, OR. I love them so much, I have 2 pairs. And finally, thank you to OR for making them in orange; it's my favorite!

    Almost perfect!

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 2
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 110lbs

    Super comfortable capris! I love the waist panels made of knit fabric. The pants are a lightweight, stretchy material. They also have 3 pockets large enough for a cell phone, which is way harder to find in women's pants than they should be. I'm sorely tempted to keep them just because of the pockets...but they're too short for me and expose my knees when I bend them, which defeats the purpose of knee-length climbing pants. If you make these in a longer inseam, I'll buy a dozen pairs!

    I want all the Ferrosi Knickers

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 2
    • Height: 5'2"
    • Weight: 94lbs

    I know these are climbing knickers, but I bought them to use for day hiking after having trouble finding pants and reading reviews about how comfortable they are. They are, in fact, incredibly comfortable and incredibly breathable. I wore these on a 95º+ day hike and I didn't find my legs feeling overheated from the material. The waist is loose but there are stretchy panels on the side that keep them from falling off my hips in addition to the zip & hook closure. These panels are so stretchy that I can take the pants off and pull them back on without undoing the traditional closures. However, I did bring them to a tailor to get the waist taken in half an inch on each side, just so I felt more secure--I think a size 0 option would have been a better technical fit for me, but the 2s feel like I'm hiking in the best jammies imaginable. I cannot express how comfortable I am in these knickers. Thank goodness for climbing gear--I can move so easily in these. And that is important to me. But the pockets! I love how huge these pockets are. I can slide my hands inside with room to spare and probably even a map or a kitten, they are that deep. The side zip pocket is large enough to fit my iPhone 6s. Overall, would recommend 100% as a good hiking option (kitten, unfortunately, not included)!

    LOVE this review! I love the pocket depth too! Why do so many women's bottoms lack depth in the pockets?? These don't!

    I have 2 pair myself - they are phenomenal!

    Thank you so much for writing!

    Leta
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    Love these pants!

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 2
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 127lbs

    Have only used these a handful of times, twice in Owens River Gorge, but so far they have been great. Love the color, fit and comfort. Have not noticed any wear on the fabric.

    My favorite climbing knicker

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 2 and 4
    • Height: 5'2"
    • Weight: 124lbs

    I love these knickers for the crag. I've had a different experience than some of the other reviewers in that I have not experienced any problems with resiliency. They have survived multiple trips to the crag with me and have held up on sharp rock and squeezing through chimneys. In fact, they have held up WAY better than my Patagonia Venga pants (and I am a lover of Patagonia). Additionally, they are super comfortable. I originally bought these in a 4 and found the waist to be bigger than expected...I can pull them on and off without unbuttoning. Amazingly, though, the fabric stretches well enough that they don't slip down, even with high steps and bending over to grab gear. I ended up keeping the 4s but am taking advantage of a sale to get a pair of 2s. Plus, I love flashy colors, so I'm excited to have these in orange. Makes it easy to spot me on the wall :)

    Killer crag pant and day-to-day capri!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 4
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    Let me first admit that I LOVE the Ferrosi line! I can’t even count how many pairs of Ferrosi pants, capris, and shorts of all lengths I own at this point. It’s just the perfect material for so many of my pursuits.

    But the knickers are my new favorite summer pant! They’re just the right length to protect my knees from getting…well…nicked, when I don’t want to wear full-length pants in the summer heat. The coverage stays in place when I’m bending my knees too! And they are tapered so they don’t look like clown or pirate pants like some ill-designed capris can. Plus, there’s a soft elastic fabric on the sides of the waist, which makes the efficient optimist in me love how easy it is to drop my drawers (I don’t even bother to undo the hook and unzip them). Also, the off-center hook closure is a bit less cumbersome under a harness than the button and tie closure of the Ferrosi pant. Plus, they’ve kept the zippered pocket in the right place!

    For the other comments regarding the pants falling apart: I've probably worn mine climbing, hiking and mountain biking 100 times and they haven't fallen apart yet on me. I will say, the ferrosi material in general has a life cycle where they start to "pill" of sorts after the first handful of times wearing them, making them look fuzzy and like they are going to fall apart. Then that fuzziness goes away and they look new again. Not sure why this is, but I've owned probably a dozen different versions of the ferrosi pant and short now and they all seem to do this.

    Super comfy, don't hold up on rock

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 4
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 120lbs

    These capris are very comfortable and stretchy. They are also reasonably flattering, at least for OR.

    On the downside, they don't hold up on rock. I've climbed outside with them maybe 5+ times, and they started to show wear after the first or second time. I wasn't even climbing on overly hard or sharp rock, but they now have pulls all over the knees and lower thighs.

    I would recommend these if you're a gym climber, but not if you ever want to wear them outside. If you're looking for bombproof climbing trousers, check out the BD creek pant; I've scraped those over razor-sharp limestone and granite on dozens of climbing trips and somehow they still aren't ripped or showing wear.

    Total crap

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I usually love outdoor research products but these suck. Wore them for three days backpacking and the stiching started to come apart, the sad part was they were baggy in that area so there is no excuse.

    Stacey, I am so sorry that I am only seeing your feedback now. That is HUGELY unusual for something like this to happen. I will make sure that the designers get your feedback, because its important. It's possible that this was not a widespread thing, but I am sorry it happened to you. OR does have an Infinite Guaranty, so no matter what happens, we will take care of it.

    Thank you for writing - this kind of stuff helps us to address issues and to make the product better.

    Leta
    OR Rep